Review: Mitsubishi Space Star (2002 – 2006)


Tidier handling than a contemporary Scenic or Picasso. Versatile five-seat cabin.

Rattles, squeaks and other build quality problems are far too common.

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1 August 2002 Mitsubishi Space Star launched

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What should we replace our Mitsubishi Space Star with?

We have a 2002 1.9 Mitsubishi Space Star which has reached the end of its life. We do not replace our cars on a regular basis and are somewhat out of touch with the current market. We need a replacement that is a hatchback, it should not be low to get in and out of as I have a back problem. We both play golf and would wish to get one set of clubs and electric trolley in the rear without having to put the seats down and preferably able to use the rear cover over them. We do not want to have diesel this time. Our budget is £9000 - £11,000. Comfort and reasonable performance are the other priorities. If possible we would like to get an ex-demo. We would welcome your suggestions.
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